The Benefits of Attending EHS Conferences

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) or Risk Management conferences can be a worthwhile investment for both organizations passionate about safety and EHS Professionals. These conferences offer the opportunity for networking, education, and keeping up with the most recent developments in EHS whether it’s a specific topic, new equipment, or technology. This blog will explore the key benefits of attending environmental, health and safety conferences. 

  1. Opportunities for Networking 

Conferences provide a unique opportunity to interact and network with people from a wide variety of EHS fields and even industries beyond traditional safety industries. Attendees can take advantage of the conference to network, share ideas, and perhaps even collaborate. With networking, both individuals and businesses can establish connections with possible customers, suppliers, and partners. Pack your business cards, prepare your LinkedIn account and get ready to make new connections. 

  1. Exposure to New Concepts and Technologies 

Attending conferences related to your EHS field might introduce you to fresh concepts, innovations, and even what’s trending in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fashions and your industry. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops that examine hot topics and recent advancements in the field are typically highlighted at these conferences. This exposure may give EHS Professionals and organization leaders a chance to remain ahead of the curve and possibly earn a competitive edge. You may even find yourself listening to a fellow YellowBird Pro or team member presenting at your next conference! 

  1. Professional Growth 

Attendees at conferences may have the chance to partake in training sessions and seminars like OSHA 10-Hour courses, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and more. For professional development and upskilling, not only are there seminars, but also the opportunity to take advantage of resume building, LinkedIn courses and many other career development activities. Professionals can learn new skills and knowledge via these activities and courses, while also keeping up with recent and best practices in your field of work.  

  1. Motivation and Inspiration 

As an attendee at an EHS conference, you may find inspiration and motivation for your career. Keynote speakers and panel discussions can offer perspectives and inspiration for people to undertake new projects or strategies. Networking with other likeminded Professionals who have the same objectives and interests can be inspiring and stimulating. Be sure to implement the successful and useful tools you have learned and apply them to your daily and Professional lives.  

  1. Branding and Advertising 

Conference attendance may be a successful strategy for companies to sell their goods and services and develop their brand or compete against other companies for the best product. For example, you can see teams compete against one another for the best designed ladder to assist in fall protection or view the newest data saving technology. Exposure to a sizeable and specific audience can come through exhibiting at a conference, allowing companies to speak to their target audience face-to-face. Also, it may present a chance to advertise goods and services and solicit feedback from prospective clients and professionals. As an EHS Professional, you can gain attention to your personal brand or consulting business by introducing yourself and your experience to the companies exhibiting at these events. One Pro tip: If you are a consultant and want to solicit your fall protection services, look for a company that offers a solution to other Professionals or company leaders, like the most rated ladder, and see who they refer companies and Professionals purchasing their equipment to learn about fall protection, and provide them with your information to refer you as business! 

If you are a part of a Company, or an individual Professional, you can benefit from attending Environmental, Health and Safety conferences locally or nationwide. Professionals and organization leaders can stay up to date on specific topics, network with others in their field, and possibly gain a competitive advantage by attending conferences. 

View YellowBird’s event calendar below and spread your wings and fly with one of us at your next EHS conference!  

Conference Date(s) Location 
Women in Construction: West Coast Conference April 18-19, 2023 Phoenix, AZ 
SHRM Annual Conference June 11-14, 2023 Las Vegas, NV 
ASSP Safety 2023 June 5-7, 2023 San Antonio, TX 
Killing Commercial June 22-26, 2023 Key West, FL
BCSP Research & Innovation Summit August 7-10, 2023 Indianapolis, IN
NAWIC National Conference August 9-12, 2023 Portland, OR
AZ SHRM August 29 – September 1, 2023Glendale, AZ
GroundBreak by ProCoreSeptember 17-20, 2023 Chicago, IL
Safety Connect by Safeopedia October 3-5, 2023 Virtual 
NSC Safety Conference October 23-25, 2023 New Orleans, LA 
InsurTech Connect October 31 – November 2, 2023 Las Vegas, NV 
IRMI Construction Risk Conference November 12-15, 2023 Orlando, FL